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February 2018

Physics, Faith and the Meaning of Life – Marisa Christina March, PhD

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Marisa Cristina March, PhD is a cosmologist at the University of Pennsylvania where she carries out research in the field of dark energy science, a field that seeks to understand the acceleration of the Universe. Dr. March has worked on galaxy lensing for the future Euclid space mission, and she now works on supernova cosmology for the ground based Dark Energy Survey. Dr. March studied theoretical physics at Imperial College London, where she also carried out her doctoral research on…

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April 2018

Darwin and Divinity – Nelson Rivera, PhD

April 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Nelson Rivera is Associate Professor of Theology at Moravian Theological Seminary in Bethlehem, Pa. He has a PhD in Religion from Temple University, and is an ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Dr. Rivera’s main area of teaching and research is Doctrinal Theology, with pronounced interest on the evolution of Christian doctrine, the use of theological language, and how these disciplines inform the practice of ministry. His published work covers confessional statements of faith, as well as…

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Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict

April 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Collegium Institute presents... a Magi Project event: Science and Religion: The Myth of Conflict Prof. Stephen Barr 6.30pm Tuesday 24th April (Light refreshments at 6pm) University of Pennsylvania Stiteler Hall room 6B: 208 South 37th Street, Philadelphia PA, 19104 RSVP by clicking the link here! It is widely supposed that science and faith are inherently incompatible and historically have been at war. In this talk, it will be shown that this is a myth based largely on bad history…

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June 2018

Are Scientists Mystics?

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - June 9 @ 1:00 pm

Practically Impractical: What Contemplatives Might Teach Scientists Friday, June 8th, 7:30 – 9:00pm Impractically Practical: What Scientists Might Teach Contemplatives Saturday, June 9th, 10:30 – 12:00 noon McManus Theater, Loyola University Maryland

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Artificial Intelligence Turns Deep: Who’s in Control?

June 23 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 8:00 pm

The 64rd Conference of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science in partnership with the Parliament of the World's Religions Artificial Intelligence Turns Deep: Who’s In Control? June 23 - June 30, 2018 From early myths of artificially created beings to today, the question “who’s in control” has troubled us. The future of AI is likely to have powerful consequences related to jobs, income distribution, social justice and our polity in general. On the 50th anniversary of 2001,…

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Creation Ex Nihilo: Conversations in Science, Faith and Philosophy about the Origins of our Universe

June 25 @ 8:00 am - June 29 @ 8:00 pm

Creation Ex Nihilo: Conversations in Science, Faith and Philosophy about the Origins of our Universe June 25 - 29, 2018 Hosted at the University of Pennsylvania For more information, click here

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July 2018

The Emergent Universe Oratorio

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Emergent Universe Oratorio Composed by Sam Guarnaccia Hosted by Villanova University Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7:30 pm Please join us for a Pennsylvania debut performance of the “Emergent Universe Oratorio.” Composed by Sam Guarnaccia, the oratorio presents the story of the universe from its beginning to the future of humanity, in a series of alternating intensively scored recitatives with major lyrical choral sections. It will be performed by the Main Line Symphony Orchestra, directed by Don Liuzzi. The oratorio…

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August 2018

Enders Island Retreat

August 18 @ 8:00 am - August 23 @ 5:00 pm

Teilhard’s Mysticism: Spiraling into the Cosmic Christ Retreat: August 18-23, 2018 Presenter: Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD Enders Island Retreat Center, Mystic, CT During this retreat, through input, prayer, song, film, contemplative activities, and sharing, we follow Teilhard as he travels ever more deeply from Circle to Circle into the arms of the Cosmic Christ. This experience of traveling with Teilhard will guide all those of kindred spirits “who love the world” and who yearn to expand their mystical hearts. For…

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September 2018

Drawn to Follow the Road of Fire: Teilhard and Struggle – Kathleen Duffy, SSJ, PhD

September 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Kathleen Duffy, SSJ is Professor of Physics at Chestnut Hill College, where she directs the Interdisciplinary Honors Program and the Institute for Religion and Science. She is editor of Teilhard Studies and serves on the Advisory Boards of the American Teilhard Association and Cosmos and Creation. Her present research deals with the way Teilhard de Chardin’s religious writings connect with modern science. She has published several book chapters and articles on these topics, an edited volume of essays entitled Rediscovering…

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October 2018

How to Pursue Truth – Camille Carlisle, M.S.

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Chestnut Hill College – Commonwealth Chateau, 9230 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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Camille Carlisle, a Catholic science journalist and staff editor at Sky & Telescope magazine, graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Astronomy and Astrophysics and from MIT with an MS in Science Writing. Previously, Camille worked at Science News magazine in Washington, DC as the publication’s fact checker. Her articles have appeared in Sky & Telescope, Science News, Technology Review, and MIT’s webzine Scope. As Staff Editor at Sky & Telescope, Camille handles commissions and edits freelance articles about…

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